GO Picks – November 2009



I am so selfish that I bought extra jars of this item from the Redding Grocery Outlet Bargain Market for my latest GO picks – before I started writing this post.  

Gertie’s Finest Artichoke Tapenade, which the Redding GO Bargain Market sells for a jaw-droppingly reasonable $3.99.

Elsewhere it’s sold for $9.99, which is completely reasonable when one considers how much it would cost to process that many artichokes to yield more than 2 pounds of – as ArtHoppian friend Adam would say – yumminess.

It’s a big jar … like 33.5 ounces … but if you go in with a friend, or divvy up the jar into smaller containers to freeze, none will go to waste.

But with the holidays nipping at our heels, I doubt you’ll have any problem using it.

This is a fine example of how tapenade doesn’t necessarily just mean a chopped olive spread.

I’ve bought Gertie’s Finest Artichoke Tapenade With Key Lime & Spices before. I’ve used it three ways:

Stirred into hot pasta (with a little hot pasta water to thin the tapenade)

Spread over pizza dough and baked.

On top of crackers.  

What else can we do with it? That’s up to you.



Doni Chamberlain

Doni Chamberlain

Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded what’s now known as anewscafe.com in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain is an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She lives in Redding, California.

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